PRESS RELEASE

Publication of the results of the April 2004 bank lending survey for the euro area

13 May 2004

The European Central Bank (ECB) is today publishing the report on the results of the April 2004 bank lending survey for the euro area.

The bank lending survey has been developed by the Eurosystem in order to enhance the understanding of bank lending behaviour in the euro area.

The survey is conducted four times a year, at the beginning of each quarter. The cut-off date for the receipt of data from banks participating in the survey was 15 April 2004.

The report is available on the ECB’s website.

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